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Collected articles about new findings affecting Early Learning and Literacy Connections.
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Does a full-time school librarian make a critical difference ... more evidence

Does a full-time school librarian make a critical difference ... more evidence | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it

Simply put, students suffer when they don’t have adequate resources—and, in particular, we’ve found that student achievement suffers when schools lack libraries that are staffed by full-time librarians. “Nearly every public school in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties has a library with certified staff, which has been proven to increase student reading and comprehension,” notes Kintisch. “In contrast, most public schools in Philadelphia do not employ a certified librarian, and more than 140 do not have a library.”


Via Karen Bonanno
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There is a definite need for guidance - finding the right material for the most effective learning does not "just happen".  So many schools are losing the advantages they could give struggling learners by opting to lessen or eliminate certified librarian positions.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 9, 2013 1:35 AM

Essential findings and commentary on this important issue for each school community.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, March 10, 2013 4:05 AM

We need to keep reading to keep learning in life.

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21st century learners 2010

21st Century Learning Keynote presentation BC 2010 - Catholic School Conference of Nelson Diocese October 20-22, 2010 Immaculata Regional High School, Kelowna,
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This has great stats and ideas for discussion and resources to expand into programs ad projects for students and teachers.

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival
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Hmmmmm It seems to me that we doing these things before testing became soooo important....just sayin'

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Tools for Teaching: Ditching The Deficit Model

Tools for Teaching: Ditching The Deficit Model | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Children are more than one test, once a year, in one sitting. It seems as if many schools and districts have lapsed into a deep state of amnesia of Maslow's hierarchy of needs -- a possible lingeri
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This strategy builds gives students the opportunity to build their own tools for motivation and self-directed learning.

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Literacy, families and learning: Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books

Literacy, families and learning: Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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Many wonderful titles are meant for older readers - it is worth time and effort to include varieties of picture books when possible - don't forget the great art and non-fiction, too!

 

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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a l...
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Many share-worthy apps - student and teacher integrations for research and presentation purposes.

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The 12 Technologies Forever Changing School Libraries - Edudemic

The 12 Technologies Forever Changing School Libraries - Edudemic | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
We are in the midst of a major shift at school libraries thanks to technology innovation. Here are a dozen of those tech tools responsible.
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Various products and processes that open the doors for students and teachers.  More opportunities to share research strategies and showcase retults.

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Encouraging Your Little Scientist | Altoona Area Public Library

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good ideas for a solid start.....keep them counting!

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NeedtoKnow.MKB.final.10.17.12.pdf

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Pennsylvania's latest study - new stats for advocacy

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Educational Leadership:Strong Readers All:E-Readers: Powering Up for Engagement

Educational Leadership:Strong Readers All:E-Readers: Powering Up for Engagement | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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middle school encouragement

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Why College Students Still Prefer Print Over E-Books | MindShift

Why College Students Still Prefer Print Over E-Books | MindShift | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Flickr: wohnai By Katrina Schwartz College students may seem to be well-equipped to learn in a wired world, but despite the enormous growth of tablets,
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Hands-on pages still have benefits!

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Reading to Young Children | Child Trends Databank

Reading to Young Children | Child Trends Databank | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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Keep on reading - more proof on benefits - the earlier, the better!!!!

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Back Channeling With Six and Seven Year Olds

Back Channeling With Six and Seven Year Olds | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Back Channeling With Six and Seven Year Olds
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Absolutely wonderful example of technology added to ENHANCE the learning.  Thank you for sharing!

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
100 Search Engines For Academic Research
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an update from education's viewpoint - good to see - compare it with American Library Association's best...

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25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement
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Great ideas with adaptable opportunities to insert a little POP or POW into a lesson.

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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it

"Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. Students think about the choices they make throughout the process and the way they feel as they learn. Those observations are as important as the content they learn or the projects they create."

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Library Information Science works well in this approach. It mirrors the research interview we use to help students locate the most effective resources.
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Brain Matters: Maximizing Your Classroom for Learning -- THE Journal

Brain Matters: Maximizing Your Classroom for Learning -- THE Journal | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
David Sousa, educational consultant, advises teachers to keep brain science in mind when figuring out how to help their students learn.
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Good advice for planning - notice the practical insight.  Nice to see things that can be done without having to find another product or device.

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The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain

The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain
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continuing proof of connections being built when tied to creative endeavors.

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5 Tips For Getting Children Excited About Reading - Edudemic

5 Tips For Getting Children Excited About Reading - Edudemic | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
No matter the age, there's always some interesting reading to be done. Here are a few tips for parents and teachers on getting the reading ball rolling!
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Even before birth, children can enjoy books!  Keep the joy, add the the content, learn together. :0)

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The Seattle Times: Pacific Northwest Magazine : The Baby Brain

The Seattle Times: Pacific Northwest Magazine : The Baby Brain | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
seattletimes.com: Northwest news and information from the Seattle Times. Daily local news, sports, arts and entertainment, and classified ads.
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Our Voice: Give kids an early edge - The Desert Sun

Our Voice: Give kids an early edge - The Desert Sun | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Our Voice: Give kids an early edge
The Desert Sun
Early learning experience helps stabilize the architecture of the brain as it is growing, according to a study by the Harvard-based Center on the Developing Child.
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More research about early learning - details give us direction for planning effective programs
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For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books? | MindShift

For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books? | MindShift | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Thinkstock Print or digital? Adults grapple with which is the best way to read -- not only for themselves, but especially when it comes to their kids. Wh
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details for choice and practical use.

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